OUR GROWTH PROGRAM

High-end masterclasses & one-on-one support

As an entrepreneur you face many different challenges. To tackle these challenges, sometimes you’ll need one-on-one support from the experts, sometimes you need to discuss these challenges with your peers or you simply need a great introduction. If you join Ready to Scale you can get it all.

THE GROUP PROGRAM

The Ready to Scale group program offers an optimal mix between Rockefeller habits, leadership skills and the day-to-day practice of scaling-up. Each lecture is complimented with a presentation from an experienced entrepreneur. Each session is concluded with a two-hour workshop that helps you apply the results directly to your own company. Together with scale-up expert Pieter van Osch, you will evaluate your business situation and strategy, with themes as strategy, execution, team, leadership, funding, growth and cash.

Starting date: September – November, 2020
Group size: max. 15 companies per class

 

MASTERCLASSES

In six monthly sessions you will receive expert-lectures on the following topics:

Fundamentals: get your company ready to scale

Structure: define the right organizational structure for growth

Leadership: understand your role as a leader

Team: create a high-performing team

Growth: define your path for growth

Funding: find the right funding to scale

MATCHING

We will support with three types of matching for essential aspects of company growth:

1. TALENT

You get access to pre-selected talent out of 100.000 Amsterdam-based students.

2. MENTORING

You will be paired with one of our experienced mentors based on: industry background, skills set and growth phase.

3. CORPORATES

Pitch your company to our corporate partners in order to meet new prospective clients or collaborations.

ONE-ON-ONE SUPPORT

If you are growing your company, you might need some support from experts. Within the Ready to Scale network we have gathered a group of experts offering their services at a 40-60% discount for anyone participating in the group program.

These service providers will support you throughout the program:

1. Link design

Link Design, an award winning international design agency in Amsterdam (HQ) and Shanghai. They help their clients to empower their businesses. Through research, strategy, concept development and design Link Design helps companies achieve their strategic goals. 

2. De Breed & Partners

To grow and innovate as an organization you need the right people, a practical plan and capital. You need to invest in your ambition. De Breed & Partners assists companies in getting the most out of their financial opportunities. We specialize in grants and subsidies, funding and business development. 

3. Bonneville

If you want to grow, you will need customers. Bonneville provides marketing and sales services to land those customers. Their unique ‘Why Change?’ method focuses on six areas to increase your sales. 

4. Schut van de Ven

As an independent notary’s office, Schut van de Ven sets itself apart by its swift, practical, solution-orientated approach to business.

5. Vanloman

Vanloman provides you with national and international tax advice. Our specialists help small entrepeneurs as well as large companies and individuals. Quickly, efficiently and tailor-made. Our people have gained their experience at the large renowned law and consultancy firms. 

6. V.O. Patents & Trademarks

V.O. supports clients worldwide to maximize the value of their Intellectual Property. V.O.  is one of the largest patent attorney firms in Europe, ranking consistently in the top 3 of European PCT-filers, and is praised as a center of excellence in Intellectual Asset Magazine.  

7. Label305

Label305, a team of web and mobile specialists from Enschede and Amsterdam. Together we meet every technical challenge to design and develop the most beautiful digital products.

8. 9apps

The 9apps certified architects and cloud engineers deliver a tailor made cloud solution for your software. Helping you setup a cloud-based infrastructure that is safe, resilient, scalable and reliable. Hence our motto: 9apps has your back! 

9. KplusV

KplusV guides entrepreneurs in writing their business plans, educate them on the expectations of investors and match them with the best investors. It is this combination that helps a SME to become investment ready. 

10. ARTO RECRUITMENT

Active since 1959 in Amsterdam, ARTO RECRUITMENT has a professional team of consultants that can support you in your HR challenges. The recruitment services range from providing you with temporary staffing to finding new personnel and custom support. Thanks to their quick, clear and flexible way of working, ARTO is the perfect partner for fast growing SMEs. 

11. Fair Focus Communicatie

Fair Focus Communicatie is founded by Annelies Putman and focusses on SME with a B2B focus and without a PR manager. This Amsterdam based PR agency can support you in your PR challenges and works with a team of experts as well as specialized freelancers. 

12. WeGrow

WeGrow supports companies with their internationalization. When entrepreneurs have outgrown the Dutch market, WeGrow helps launch with, for example, Germany or France.

13. CFO Capabel

CFO Capabel helps entrepreneurs to improve their strategic and financial management with advice and action. With a sharp financial analysis, strategic advice on the financial organization and processes, business coaching and guidance during implementation. The part-time CFOs help entrepreneurs to make the company financially healthy and future-proof.

14. WinthagenMensink

Legal issues play an increasingly important role for the position of your company. WinthagenMensink is the strategic sparring partner for entrepreneurs who face these challenges. They offer entrepreneurs legal support from commercial contracts to e-commerce. The founders are from reputable law firms.